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Pacquiao-Morales rematch Jan. 21
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — If things go on as planned, Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales are in for a big rematch on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas. Pacquiao made this announcement before a couple of scribes Sunday (Monday in Manila) as he bared some major details of the fight contract that was signed as early as   Read Full Story >>>

Manny big hit in Major League rites
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Since he played baseball in his younger days, he certainly knew what he was doing. So, there was nothing new, nothing difficult for Manny Pacquiao when he threw the ceremonial pitch during a recent match between the Los Angeles Angels and the Oakland Athletics here. Pacqu  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao keeps baseball items as mementos
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Moments before Manny Pacquiao’s much-ballyhooed ceremonial pitch last Thursday, adviser Joe Ramos told the Filipino puncher about the huge crowd that will turn up at Angels Stadium to see him throw a baseball. "There’s going to be 45,000 fans at the stadium, Mann  Read Full Story >>>

Manny to stay out of public view
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Right after he works out at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood on Monday, Manny Pacquiao would head straight back to his apartment at the Palazzo and spend most of the available free time secluded in his room. "I would just like to focus even more because the fight is le  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales II on
The Manila Times, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES, California: If plans do not miscarry, the highly anticipated rematch between Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao and World Boxing Council super featherweight champion Erik Morales will be on January 21, 2006, an Internet report said Monday. Pacquiao disclosed the rematch with Morales was a  Read Full Story >>>

Laurente Drops Decision in Japan
By Rey Danseco,, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
REIGNING PABA super bantamweight interim champ Pedirito Laurente, has failed in his attempt to get back in the world ratings when he lost his bout on Saturday night at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Laurente (16-9-1, 7 KOs) went all out in a 10-round non-title fight against WBC No. 1 superbantamw  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao's Movie, LICENSED FIST, World Premiere MOVED to Sept. 14
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
THE PHILIPPINE Heritage Preservation Trust announces it second exhibition series "Carriers of Tradition: Vanishing Philippine Masterpieces" in collaboration with Pistahan 2005, Filipino American Arts Exposition and Heartbridge Foundation from September 1st through the 30th at the Philippine Consulat  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
Unbeaten World Boxing Association no. 2 minimumweight Eriberto "Yukka" Gejon yesterday expressed confidence he will be more inspired to win the WBA 105-lb crown on September 25 after learning that pound-for-pound icon Manny Pacquiao will be at ringside to provide him morale support in his biggest fi  Read Full Story >>>

An 'El Terrible' Run
By Steve Kim,, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
This Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Erik Morales takes on the dangerous Zahir Raheem in what is supposed to be a "tune-up" towards a rematch with Manny Pacquiao (who appears on the same card against Hector Velasquez). Raheem, the slick Philadelphian, is exactly the kind of g  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
A benefit boxing card aimed at raising funds to help former world champ Luisito Espinosa in his legal battle is set to take shape on October 22 featuring no less than a Philippine championship tiff in the main event. North Cotabato Governor Emmanuel Pi?ol, together with columnist Recah Trinidad,  Read Full Story >>>

The Official Manny Pacquiao Training Camp Notebook, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Labor Day, 2005) -- Hello Mr. & Mrs. Boxing Fan and ships out at sea. Let's go to press! * Manny Cannes Do it. Pacquiao, who has captured the WBC's flyweight title, the IBF's jr. featherweight title and The Ring magazine featherweight title so far in his storied career, is adding a ne  Read Full Story >>>

By Manny Piñol,, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
In late December of 1997, a few days after Luisito Espinosa successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight title via a sensational 6th round knockout of Argentina's Carlos Rios in Koronadal, South Cotabato, a suit was filed against the fight promoters before a Manila City court.   Read Full Story >>>

Morales, Pacquiao fight at Staples
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
Erik Morales isn't thrilled that, in his mind, he hasn't received proper credit for defeating Manny Pacquiao by decision last March 19 in a super featherweight fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Not that Pacquiao stood up after the fight and made myriad excuses. He did say the cut he sustained over   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao places accent on focus
By Norm Frauenheim, The Arizona Republic, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
Distractions can be as deadly as a time-honored feint, but Manny Pacquiao believes he didn't know how to detect them in time to avoid the consequences last March in a loss to Erik Morales. A bad cut above one eye also might have had a lot to do with Pacquiao's defeat. If lessons about sidesteppi  Read Full Story >>>

Ali v Frazier: the thrilla in Manila, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
Mention “Manila” to most people and they’ll either think of a large envelope or one of the most savage heavyweight boxing matches of the modern era. Heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali and Joe Frazier met on 30 years ago, on 1 October 1975, for the third time. Ali was the odd  Read Full Story >>>

By Ron Borges, HBO Boxing, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
Boxing is a lonely business but never more so than it is at the moment for Manny Pacquiao. In the long weeks leading up to his classic confrontation in March with Erik Morales, Pacquiao was seldom left alone, either in the gym or in his thoughts. Every day the Wild Card Gym in downtown Los Angele  Read Full Story >>>

The unforgiven
By Thomas Hauser,, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
Muhammad Ali never had a tougher fight. Joe Frazier never felt more bitter about defeat and continues even today to hate his great rival. Thirty years after the Thrilla in Manila, America's leading boxing writer Thomas Hauser remembers the greatest heavyweight bout of them all and discovers why Fraz  Read Full Story >>>

Louie Espinosa still waiting for justice
By Eddie Alinea, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
SAN FRANCISCO, California — "Ang gusto ko lang ay masingil ang premyo ko, makabalik ng Pilipinas, at makasamang muli ang mga anak ko para ako ang magpalaki sa kanila." (All I want is to collect my winnings, come home to the Philippines, and be with my children so I can take care of them).   Read Full Story >>>

Laurente, Escaner lost in Japan
By Joe Koizumi,, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
WBC#1/WBA#4 ranked 122-pounder, Japanese southpaw Toshiaki Nishioka (26-4-3, 15 KOs), 123, defeated ex-OPBF champ Pedrito Laurente (16-9-1, 7 KOs), 122.25, Philippines, by a unanimous decision (99-93, 98-95 and 97-94) over ten heats on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. A happening was witnessed when Laurent  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao heavily favored
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Mon, 05 Sep 2005
GENERAL Santos City boxing idol Manny Pacquiao is heavily favored when he goes up against World Boxing Council No. 10 ranked Mexican super featherweight boxer Hector Velasquez on September 10 (Sunday, September 11 Manila time) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. Pacquiao, who totes   Read Full Story >>>

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